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The information was also sold privately throughout Iran to state universities. Those victims are spread across: Australia Canada China Denmark Finland Germany Ireland Israel Italy Japan Malaysia Netherlands Norway Poland Singapore South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom The individuals charged are Gholamreza Rafatnejad, 38; Ehsan Mohammadi, 37; Abdollah Karima, aka Vahid Karima, 39; Mostafa Sadeghi, 28; Seyed Ali Mirkarimi, 34; Mohammed Reza Sabahi, 26; Roozbeh Sabahi, 24; Abuzar Gohari Moqadam, 37; and Sajjad Tahmasebi, 30.These are the nine Iranians who have been charged with hacking into US and foreign government systems to steal 31 terabytes of information valued at at least .4billion from 2013, allegedly at the behest of the Iranian government The men were all named at a press conference held by US Deputy Attorney General Rod J. 'These nine Iranian nationals allegedly stole more than 31 terabytes of documents and data from more than 140 American universities, 30 American companies, five American government agencies, and also more than 176 universities in 21 foreign countries,' Rosenstein said.Around 8,000, including 3,700 in the US, fell for the scam and had their data compromised.Not only was the information given to the military, but prosecutors say it was privately sold throughout Iran.
To gain access to the email accounts of people in private corporations, government agencies and NGOs, the hackers simply guessed their passwords based on commonly-used words.
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The US Department of Justice has charged nine Iranians with hacking hundreds of American university, government and corporate email accounts and computer systems as part of a cyber attack they say was ordered by the Iranian government.